The countdown to London 2012 is on, but the Olympics aren’t for everyone. The happy upside is the streets of London are likely to be more deserted than they’ve been in years. Jo Fitzsimons show you how you enjoy the empty street with several free walking tours.
London is often the first destination for Americans when they travel to Europe for the first time because they think it will be familiar and safe. Usually these Americans arrive in London and get shellshocked by how different London is based on their expectations. Movies and TV shows do a great job of portraying a London that doesn't actually exist and it can be very disorienting for inexperienced travelers.
Melanie Waldman has been in love with vibrant, exciting London since childhood. Since her first visit in 1985, she's seen London grow into an art, design, financial, entertainment and culinary center -- and as far as she's concerned, the greatest city in the world. See why our new WhyGo London writer says now is the time to visit this iconic city.